Conservation photographer and field researcher from Lyons, Colorado, USA
Joel Such (@joel_such) Medias
2 weeks ago Cinnamon Flycatcher (Pyrrhomyias cinnamomeus), an adorable little flycatcher found in the Andes from Venezuela to northern Argentina. — Photographed at the Montezuma Rainforest Reserve and Ecolodge in Colombia.
2 weeks ago Actinote pellenea, one of the many gorgeous butterflies found in the Colombian Andes.
2 weeks ago Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl), one of the most abundant hummingbirds of the tropical lowlands and foothills between southern Mexico and Ecuador. — Photographed at Montezuma Rainforest Reserve and Ecolodge in Colombia.
2 weeks ago A Buff-rumped Warbler (Myiothlypis fulvicauda) immersed in a magical golden-green light. These birds can be found along rocky streams from Honduras to Peru.
3 weeks ago An American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) leaf gracefully floats downstream.
3 weeks ago An Agami Heron lurks on the banks of a remote Guatemalan river. These stunning and elusive herons are found along undisturbed rivers in the humid lowlands from Mexico to Brazil. — Photographed at Estación Biológica Las Guacamayas in Petén, Guatemala.
3 weeks ago An American pika (Ochotona princeps) closeup. This juvenile followed me out onto a snowfield with the mission to nibble on my shoes. — Photographed at 12,500 feet in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado.
4 weeks ago An adult male Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte australis), a member of an incredibly large rosy-finch breeding colony in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. Over 50 finches were nesting in the cliffs of a 13,000 foot peak. Through Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, I captured 50 of the birds, including two foreign recaptures (one from Albuquerque 200 miles away, and one from Telluride 15 miles away). — Over the course of 7 weeks working at 6 different locations across the state, I’m delighted to say that 201 birds were captured, processed, and safely released! Now it’s time for the geneticists to work their magic in the lab!
1 month ago A breezy fall morning in Colorado’s high country. — Diamond Lake, Indian Peaks Wilderness.
1 month ago Rufous-gaped Hillstar (Urochroa bougueri), a large hummingbird that feeds on nectar and a surprising amount of insects. A near endemic to Colombia, this hummingbird is locally found in the humid forests of the Andes. — Photographed at the Montezuma Rainforest Reserve and Ecolodge in Colombia.
1 month ago Red-headed Barbet (Eubucco bourcierii), one of fifteen barbet species found in the humid forests of South America. This colorful family of fruit eaters is closely related to toucans. — Photographed at Finca Alejandría near Cali, Colombia.
1 month ago A Montane Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes lacrymiger) works its way up a tree trunk in search of insects and spiders. The woodcreeper subfamily is endemic to the neotropics and contains nearly 60 species. The Montane Woodcreeper is found in the mountains of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. — Photographed at the Montezuma Rainforest Reserve and Ecolodge in Colombia.